Short Course on Pets – Getting to Square 1

How to Avoid Flea Infestations

Though fleas are usually worse during the summer months, they could still potentially invade your house during winter. This in fact is true because fleas are also looking for a place that’s cozy and warm during the winter. If you find a flea on your cat or dog, there’s a big chance that there are more lurking inside your home. The fleas that you see are adults and makes up for just 1% of the overall flea population which could be inside your home. Getting rid of the fleas on your pets is not enough because you should consider eliminating them inside your house in order to ensure a total eradication of fleas.

Fleas are capable of doing more than just giving itch to your dog because they carry diseases as well and can cause more serious problems like skin allergies, tapeworms and anemia. Even though we usually think that fleas only prefers a tasty meal from dogs or cats, there are actually chances that they will also attack humans. They also could live several months without eating, but when you happen to be in the area of them close, they will get the chance of getting a snack on the closest warm-blood animal that’s available.

You may think that flea season is already over, but they may be just lurking around in the area as eggs or larvae waiting to develop and attack you in the near future. This is why it’s very important that you are always vigilant, especially when you are in an area to which usually has problems with fleas like the ones with more temperate weather to where winter is warmer.

Though the process of treating your pets is just a start, it would need more in order to keep your house free from fleas. You have to handle both the pets and your environment in order to keep not only your pets safe, but also your family. The process of cleaning and vacuuming your furniture and bedding and disposing off the trash is only one way to eliminate the larvae or eggs, but it is crucial that you get professional help in order to eliminate the infestation.

Considering to have your house inspected by a professional and treated by the right professionals, it will help eliminate the problem in the future. If you use the DIY option and use the products that are found in stores, there’s a chance that it could end up ineffective and could potentially risk the health of your pets and your family. The professionals actually uses only the safest and most effective chemicals for the job and also have the right equipment to use. They also know the right concentration use of the chemicals safely and also suitably for the kind of situation. The DIY options just gives you more time to spend attempting to treat the problems yourself with sprays from the stores and only end up unsuccessful.